Media Advisory - Minister McKenna to deliver opening remarks for UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development

OTTAWA, March 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will deliver remarks at the official opening ceremony for the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development. Minister McKenna will underscore the importance of global cooperation for progressing on sustainable development and climate change in Canada and internationally.



Opening Ceremony Remarks


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 


9:00 a.m. (EST)


Shaw Centre – Gatineau Room

55 Colonel By Dr.

Ottawa, ON

Other participants

  • Mr. Mac Saulis, Indigenous Elder
  • Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
  • The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, MPP, Minister of Education, Ontario
  • Ambassador Dessima Williams, Special Adviser for Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Mr. Fred Van Leeuwen, Secretary-General of Education International


SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada

For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll free); Angele Cyr, Senior Advisor, Public Affairs, UNESCO, 613-219-1119


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